Genuine Portugal Journey - 11 day Private Local Signature Experience 🧳⛱️✈️

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Embark on a genuine journey where you'll explore Portugal in depth: from north to south. This unique all-in combo package reveals a nation’s proud history, history, sightseeing, warm-hearted locals and soul-warming cuisine. Starting in magic Porto and ending in the stunning Algarve lively, our Local Signature Package - combines a dazzling mix of Roman, Moorish, and Baroque architecture with the small towns, coast, genuine: food, wine, and music of this vibrant and genuine country. Join me for the Genuine Portugal Journey - a truly Local Signature Experience On the last day, a local fine wine producer, is waiting for you to share his table full of traditional flavors and to narrate the history of one of the oldest vineyards in the Algarve. ➡️ What's included: - Transportation during tour private Van (no large groups) on a daily basis - Genuine Local Guide Tour for every tour - Pick-up and drop-off on daily-basis - Entry/fees to monuments shows, and activities/tours listed - Accommodation (Private and shared room options) - Daily breakfast - Internal Flights (Porto-Lisbon; Lisbon-Algarve) - Premium Welcome Dinner on day 1 (all included) - Farewell Lunch/Dinner - 24h- Customer service ➕➕➕ Plus you'll get all this, too: ✅ NO BIG GROUPS! A small, friendly group of 8 people max — 1/4 the size of most tour groups ✅ Full-time services of our team and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art, and culture of Portugal come alive for you. ✅ Accommodations in memorable, centrally located hotels ✅ All breakfasts ✅ A tour kit including a guidebook for each stop ✅ Guaranteed tour price, locked at the moment you make your deposit ⚠️ Important: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and meals and free-time sightseeing (optional tours). Sightseeing schedules/events are subject to change, if not booked in advance. Gratuities not included Activity Level This is a very active tour package - kindly be advised that some tours require moderate walking: 2–6 miles throughout the day, with some hills and stairs. ❓ Why travel with me ✅ Private Trips: Whether you want to travel solo, with friends, or with family, all my private tours give you complete freedom to select your group. ✅ Customised/expertly crafted itinerary ✅ Flexible dates: if you can’t find the perfect departure, you can select the travel date that works best for you ✅ As a native and local guide, I will be able to explain to you the local culture and traditions and give you other local insights about the places you visit. ✅ My know-how allows me to give you the best hours to visit the actions and how to avoid big crowds, rush hours, and tricks to get your journey smoothly ✅ You also don’t have to trouble yourself with planning an itinerary, a very detailed journey/itinerary is planned according to our expertise. ✅ Sometimes, it’s difficult to communicate especially if you are traveling to places where people speak little to no English at all :) As TripLeader, I would be able to translate things for you and help you communicate with people. ✅ You have the chance, can visit off-the-beaten-track spots and a new place that is out of the major tourist spots with the help of a guide. We have friends and partners who run businesses where you are most welcome to join and be a local. ✅ Save money: it’s time and cost-efficient: pretty much everything has been taken care of - you don’t have to waste your time to plan, book or set up day-by-day tasks - we will do it for you which allows you to visit more places and really enjoy all the genuine experiences ✅ Safety: we do have a better understanding of how the Portuguese system operates and can help you with things while you are visiting that you are not familiar with. You don’t have to worry about getting lost or accidentally traveling to places that are dangerous with me by your side 24/7. We belong, :) we're part of the same team. I know, it is easy to memorize facts and look up things on the internet... Trust me I can give you so much more than that, local insights, traditions, history, and up-to-date factual information about the sites, people, and moments that you'll never forget and tell you the history and context of the spots you visit from an insider/local perspective and answer questions you might have about them. The bottom line is... With me, you can experience things in Portugal you wouldn’t have otherwise. Exclusions: - Meals/Drinks, Wine (lunch and dinner) - Gratuites - International Travel Insurance There will also be some free time to explore the city on your own if you wish. Optional experiences/activities and add-ons (pre- or post-extensions) are available and can be booked individually and supplemented if you feel like something isn't for you. I'd happily plan and adjust to ensure that meet your wishes. Kindly note that some experiences can also be rebooked if needed to suit your arrival/departure schedule. Got some questions? - feel free to send me a PM and I´d be glad to answer for you. Secure your spot and put down your deposit, as during high season/high demand seats are limited and sell out faster. Best, Bruno Santos 😄 Your TripLeader from Portugal *********************** This trip has been designed based on feedbacks from previous clients, however you can always customise (change stops, add optional tours, take off some of the experience) make it shorter. Price will be adjusted accordingly.
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Ribeira do Porto

Day 1-5
Day 1- Arrival day 🕘 Meeting Point/Welcome Drink - 15h00 🏩Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira or similar /4**** 🏩Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage/5***** (Upgrade available upon request)* * additional cost In case if you arrive early, you can keep your luggage at the hotel before check-in, and explore downtown on your own, have a porto wine and a fews drinks or you can get in touch and he will be happy to assist in any way needed. Usually Check-in starts from 3pm. We’ll be straight into getting our hands white and sticky, putting together some dumplings at the hotel. After the welcome drink, we can have a walk around Rebeira pier – this area has a extra magical at night! Today after a long flight we´ve planned few genuine and unique experiences so you can get rest and chill out and prepare for your memorable 3 nghts journey in Porto. ********** 🕘 17h00 ⛴️ SUNSET DOURO RIVER BOAT Where you can set sail aboard a boat originally used to transport Port wine barrels and admire views of the historic center of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, and the mouth of the Douro River while cruising through the only city in Europe with 6 bridges. ➡️Full Description Board the original boats used to transport the Port Wine barrels from the Douro Region to Gaia and Porto. The boats have been adapted with the most modern navigation equipment to transport passengers with maximum comfort. Enjoy a journey that stretches from the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, upstream to Freixo and then downstream toward the mouth of the Douro. Take the opportunity to admire the rich and breathtaking landscape while you learn the history of the 6 bridges that unite Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. Duration: aprox. 1h30m

Fado na Baixa

Day 5
(cont. Day1) 🕘 19h00 🎶 After the river boat, let´s go to another genuine place "Fado na Baixa" that's run by a great friend of mine, who offers a concert in a small auditorium where live music coexists with an exclusive documentary about Fado (translated into Spanish, French or English with audio-guides). It is a musical and didactic experience and is the only regular event in Porto where Coimbra Fado is also sung. The show explores the different manifestations that Fado had throughout its history and is divided into five parts: Traditional Fado, Portuguese Guitar, Coimbra Fado, Amália Rodrigues, and present. Each one begins with an excerpt from a documentary in which we hear stories from Fado personalities that help us to better understand what the artists will present. In each part two songs are interpreted. *(includes a glass of port wine) and the one-hour show.


Day 5
(cont. Day1) 🕘 20h00 Finally, time for dinner w/ local food and top wine :) I will present you a real Tasca where the locals eat...Be like a local and enjoy the atmosphere. ➡️It’s a place that really breathes Porto’s authenticity! If you want fancy, go elsewhere. Golfinho restaurant is located in Porto’s downtown. You’ll find a narrow but relatively long corridor-like room with tables to the left and a balcony stretching along with the whole room on the right-hand side. This spot is as local and original and it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a great Francesinha in a very unique and friendly atmosphere. *subject to restaurant availability

Livraria Lello

Day 5
Day 2 Good morning, Sip in your coffee and enjoy a delightful and peaceful atmosphere of your hotel in Porto. 📸 TUK TUK + Walking City Tour & Lello Bookstore Visit 🕘9.15: The driver will pick you up from the hotel to the meeting point. 🔛Meeting Point - Clérigos Tower - 9.30pm 📸 Genuine Guide City Tour Join private and tailored experience in the ancient city of Porto. Visit São Bento Train Station, the Cathedral, the medieval neighborhood, the most important point views, Clérigos Tower, and the historical Lello Bookstore. On board a TUK TUK, with the help of the guides, you can go to all points of Porto, take photos and learn the history, legends and secrets of Porto, in a fun way! The perfect way to explore the city, where you can take you to the best views of Porto and its history. ➡️Description Porto, The City of the Famous Port Wine, This Tour takes you along the Ribeira (Riverside) neighborhood to get a traditional vibe of the city between the Sé (Cathedral) and the Serra do Pilar (Pilar mountain range), Finish off your tour with a visit to the third most beautiful bookstore in the world, the historical Lello Bookstore. ➡️ Highlights of this trip: Serra do Pilar (Pilar Mountain Range) Avenida dos Aliados Clérigos- Bataria da Vitória (Walking tour and Viewpoint) Sé (Cathedral) - Ribeira (Riverside) Batalha, Santa Catarina ➡️ Private guide Transfers Entrance fee to Lello Bookstore Coffee break *Important information-Know before you go: The Porto region is not flat, so please wear comfortable shoes for your tour.

Vincci Ponte de Ferro

Day 5
(cont. Day 2) 🕘 Lunch time at 13.00 🍔TERRACE 6 PONTE SKY BAR LOUNGE 🍷 Let yourself be whisked away by the sophistication of a truly unique hotel and an amazing reaturant terrace lounge. Drinks and cocktails, porto, red and white wine along with light meals, informal conversations, and incredible sunsets with direct views of the Don Luis I Bridge and the Porto skyline.

Gaia Cable Car - Jardim do Morro station

Day 5
(cont. Day 2) 🕘 Time: 15.30 🚶‍♂️Just a step away 50m from the restaurant. Let´s take fascinating cable car trip over the historic area of Gaia and its Port wine lodges. Ride alongside the Douro, enjoying the serenity of the river, looking down on the emblematic beauty of the historic area of Porto and the characteristic roofs of the Port wine lodges in Gaia. Take this unique journey and enjoy the view over both banks and the Luís I Bridge. This exclusive perspective of the Gaia Cable Car makes this journey unique and memorable. **** Journey time Approximately: 5 minutes Distance: 600 meters Average Speed up to 4 m/s (meters per second) Average incline 9,1%

Caves Cálem

Day 5
(cont. Day 2) 🕘 Time: 16.00 🍷🧀Unique Experience Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting 🍷Caves Cálem Calém cellars are some of the most famous and most visited Port wine cellars. ➡️ Experience: You´ll learn everything you need to know about Port Wine, from the vineyard to the glass, in a unique format that includes an interactive museum tour, a guided tour, and a wine tasting paired with a chocolate and cheese tasting. They are a renowned brand in the wine industry and they stand out as a world leader. Calém offers a unique experience available at no other Port wine cellar. ➡️Highlights Enjoy a premium tasting with food created for foodies like you Have a pairing experience with wines, cheese, and chocolate Explore a huge selection of the most iconic wines Enjoy a visit to the Cálem Interactive Museum Explore Cálem Cellar on an exclusive tailored private guided tour ➡️ Includes: Entrance fees Wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting

Mercado do Bolhão

Day 5
(cont. Day 2) 🕘 Time: 20.00 🍷🧀 Enjoy your dinner at Mercado Bolhão Market + Shopping @Rua Santa Catarina ➡️The Bolhão Market Is a jewel of Porto: the building, one of the city's most iconic, is municipal heritage and a monument of public interest and preserves the memories and stories of the great fresh produce market, which beats in the heart of the city, of the people of Porto. Bolhão is more than just the city's favourite fresh produce market. Besides being a place to visit on fine-dining guides, there are many shops to discover outside, with a variety of products. Enjoy! ➡️Rua Santa Catarina Is Porto’s principal shopping street and social hub. The 1-mile (1.5-kilometer thoroughfare is lined with Art Nouveau buildings and serves as a perfect place for you to buy local souvenirs.

Guimarães Castle

Day 5
Day 3 Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and then get ready for a full day discovery tour of the cradle of Portugal. 🕘 9.00 Meeting Point 📸Private Tour: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch ➡️Discover Portugal's history on this guided tour from Porto. Visit the ancient city of Braga and the charming city of Guimarães and visit Braga Cathedral, Guimarães Castle, and Paços dos Duques. ➡️Highlights Climb the long staircase to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte Explore the historic center of Braga and the Cathedral Have a typical Portuguese lunch at a traditional restaurant Visit the city of Guimarães and the medieval castle Enjoy exclusive access to the high choir of Braga Cathedral 🔛Summary: Travel in an air-conditioned van from Porto to the cities of Braga and Guimarães on this guided tour. Savor an authentic Portuguese lunch. Get exclusive access to part of Braga Cathedral and stay hydrated on your trip with the included bottled water. Starts with pickup your hotel or accommodation and relax with your group on the drive in a climate controlled van. Arriving in Braga, we will start by visiting the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and contemplating its magnificent staircase to the top of the church. After a top view of the city, visit the oldest cathedral in the country where you will have exclusive access to the chapel's and high choir. Sit down to a delicious, traditional Portuguese lunch at a restaurant where you can taste the famed "Vinho Verde" that is produced in the region. During the afternoon visit Guimarães. Have time for a calm walk on foot through the medieval city before entering in the Guimarães Castle where the kingdom of Portugal was born. Continue to the Palace of the Dukes to be dazzled by the luxuries of royalty from other times. A whole history of Portugal will be told by our local guides along the way. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour. ➡️includes: Privagte tour Hotel pickup and drop-off Fast-track entry to monuments Guided tour of Braga Cathedral Exclusive access to the Chapels and High Choir (Braga Cathedral) Guided tour of Guimarães Castle Guided tour of Ducal Palace Typical Portuguese lunch Bottled water ********** Today is your last day in Porto.T Tomorrow you´ll head to the airport and fly to Lisbon in a ver short fly. Your tour guide will see you off and when you are in Lisbon, your Lisbon one of our staff welcomes you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. Get a good rest - Lisbon is waiting for you.

Avenida dos Aliados

Day 5
Day 4 🕘10.00 🧁 Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Grandma's Recipe Fall in love with pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts) during this cooking class at a local Porto home. Follow a grandma’s recipe and enjoy what you make together at the table. Get welcomed into our host’s home and start by learning about your host and their family. After getting acquainted, roll up your sleeves and get ready to bake everything from scratch. Enjoy working in a calm space with lots of natural light and get everything you’ll need for a fun baking time. ➡️ Highlights Savor a warm, flaky, and creamy Portuguese custard tard straight from the oven Learn about our host, their family, and the roots of the pastel de nata Follow a Grandma’s recipe inside the cozy kitchen of a local’s home Gather around the table and enjoy drinks and your freshly prepared pastries Leave your experience with new cooking skills, authentic recipes, and friends ***** ➡️Includes Ingredients and cooking utensils Guided cooking class Drinks (non-alcoholic) Pastries

Praça do Comércio

Day 5
(cont. Day 4) It´s time to leave say good by to colorful Porto and embrace a new journey. Thank you Porto, we had a blast - see you soon. Lisboa where we GO! ✈️ Flight to Lisbon: 14h30 Private transfer from the Hotel to Porto Aiport. Estimate flight duration: 45m Arriving Lisbon-eveninh check in (see more details on next stop) ************ Include: * Economy Class - fees +1 bag + 1 personal item Transfer from the Airport to Hotel

Tasca do Chico

Day 5-8
(cont. Day 4) 🎶Authentic Fado Show, Dinner and Night Tour 🕘 Start at 19h00 (4 hours) duration Experience the unique Portuguese folk tradition of the Fado on a 3-hour night tour of Lisbon. Experience the authentic Fado Show in a typical Portuguese restaurant while dinning on delicious specialities called petiscos. ➡️ Highlights Escape the tourist crowds and watch an authentic Fado show in the Alfama Enjoy a dinner of Portuguese cuisine at a typical Fado restaurant (Alfama or Mouraria) Get a panoramic view of Lisbon lit up for the night Explore the old lanes and streets of Lisbon city center after dark ➡️ Includes Hotel pickup and drop-off Live Fado show Dinner Local guide Wi-Fi The service and the atmosphere are unique and magnificent, Plenty of emotions and feeling that you´ll never forget. ** Note:The place is quite small and we definitely need to book ahead of time (subject to availability)

Elevador da Bica

Day 8
Day 5 3-Hour Private Tour Lisbon Historical Vintage Tuk Tuk Tour Meeting Poiint: 9.00h Duration 3/4hours ***** ➡️ Highlights Discover the best of Lisbon in this electric replica of the legendary Ford Model T Explore the oldest neighborhoods, including the Bairro Alto Get panoramic views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout ➡️ Description Explore some of the oldest and most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon by tuk tuk, including the narrow streets of the historic Bairro Alto entertainment district. Make your way up to São Jorge Castle, and meander through the old district of Alfama. Experience the cool vibe of the Graça district at the highest point in the city, and explore the main shopping area of Chiado. Stop to admire impressive monuments along the way, such as Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church, built on the site where Saint Anthony was born. Visit the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora to admire one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture. Get wonderful views from the São Pedro de Alcântara lookout, and visit the Baroque church of Estrella Basilica, built on the orders of Queen Maria I to honor the birth of her son. ➡️ Includes Pickup and drop-off service Transportation by tuk-tuk Private Driver/guide tiour Entrance fees


Day 8
(cont. Day 5) ➡️ Private Tour: Cascais +Sintra +Palace of Pena and Cabo da Roca 🕘 Meeting Point:14h30 Duration: aprox. 5hours After lunch in Chiado, get ready for an extraordinary journey into history and landscapes. Our tour guide will escort you to the beautiful city of Sintra to visit the summer castles of the Portuguese Kings and the castles of the moors. Then head to Caiscas, one of the most lovely villages around Lisbon with gorgeous views and narrow streets. ➡️ Highlights Skip the long lines and take a guided tour of Sintra's main monuments Visit the romantic fairytale Palace: Palace of Pena Discover the narrow streets of the charming village of Sintra Discover the 'end of the world' on the westernmost point of Europe: Cabo da Roca ➡️ Description We will head towards Serra de Sintra, an immense open book full of images from the past framed in fascinating nature. The natural landscape of Sintra gives this mystical place a unique beauty. We will visit Palace of Pena, one of the seven wonders of Portugal and, above all, a jewel that Portugal offers to the world. Maximum exponent of romantic architecture, it is the dream come true of an artist king D. Fernando, where the interior rivals in beauty and wealth. We will explore the charming historic center of the village of Sintra and have free time to try the typical sweets of the region in the famous "Piriquita" (travesseiro or queijada). We will complete the experience with a visit to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe. ➡️ Includes Pick-up and drop-off (Cascais e Estoril) Guided tour inside the monument + free time Air-conditioned vehicle Wifi Entrance ticket fee to Palace of Pena *** Optional Dinner Genuine Experience (additional cost) 🕘 Everyday – 19:00–2:00 (kitchen closes at 22:30) 🫘100 Maneiras Restaurant - Immersive Dining Experience of Ljubomir Stanisic Until 2020, iconoclastic chef Ljubomir Stanisic was arguably the best chef in Portugal who did not have a Michelin star. 2021 changed all that with the Michelin guide awarding a star to Stanisic for his reimagined 100 Maneiras. ➡️ Description: The original 100 Maneiras served one of the top tasting menus in Lisbon and came across as an excellent fine-dining experience. Now he shuns that term—he prefers “dive dining,” as in a deep dive into an immersive experience. The menu, which is tellingly called “the Story” traces Stanisic’s journey from a teenage refugee leaving war-torn Yugoslavia to a master of the Portuguese kitchen. More info:

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima

Day 8
Day 6 📸 Full Day/Private Tour: Visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, an important pilgrimage site. Spots: Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos & Bombarral 🕘 Meeting Point- Hotel @ 8.30h ➡️ Marvel at the giant waves of Nazaré, Bombarral and by the end of the day discover the medieval village of Óbidos and have a wonderful dinner. **** Bom dia! :) Today and adventurous journey awaits you. It´s going bo be a long one, all day long with tons of unique spots and experiences. Your local experienced tour guide will take you to Fátima: world famous personality and one of the most sacred figures and places for Portuguese people. Then you will be visiting Batalha , Alcobaça and Nazareth where it has been registered as the home to the World highest wave , with an stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight stay in Lisbon. ➡️ Full description Explore some of the rural towns of Portugal on a day tour from Lisbon. Discover the towns of Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos, and São Martinho do Porto with the help of your guide. Start with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and travel first to Fátima, where the famous apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima occurred. Explore the Sanctuary and experience the peaceful environment of this pilgrimage site. Visit the Chapel of the Apparition and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. See the former houses of the little shepherds who witnessed the apparition. Continue the journey to Nazaré, known around the world for its giant waves and McNamara's world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Enjoy lunch at the beach and see the giant waves for yourself. The next stop is Bombarral where you can visit the magnificent Buddha Eden Garden: the largest oriental gardens in Europe, the impressive Buddha Eden. Buddha Eden Garden: With circa 35 hectares, the garden was created and devised by the Comendador Jose Berardo, in response to the destruction of the Buddhas of Banyan, in which one of the greatest acts of cultural barbarity took place, erasing masterpieces of late-period Gandhara art. From Buddhas , pagodas, terracotta statues and the various carefully-placed sculptures which can be found among the gardens, it is estimated that some six thousand tons of marble and granite were used to create this monumental work of art. Next: Óbidos, a place of ancient legends and miracles. Enter the walls of the most romantic village in Portugal and experience what it was like to live in medieval times while having dinner at a genuine tasca-restaurant. *** 🚗 Finally, relax on the journey back to Lisbon, with drop-off at your hotel.

Belém Tower

Day 8
Day 7 📸 Private Tour: Genuine Lisboon Half-Day Duration 4 hours Meeting Point @ 8h30 ➡️ Explore all Lisbon with a personal experienced and knowledgeable driver, in a magnificent and comfortable Mercedes vehicle. During your tour taste the delicious traditional pastry of Lisbon "Pasteis de Belém." ➡️ Highlights Explore the historical monuments of Lisbon Taste the delicious "Pasteis de Belém" Visit the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and learn about its traditions See the major squares and parks of Lisbon ➡️During your Lisbonhalf-day tour visit all the main sites and monuments of the Belém area, including Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, and Discoveries Monument. Enjoy some free time to visit the famous pastry shop “Pastéis de Belém” and taste its delicious pastry. Explore the Lisbon Castle, Lisbon Cathedral and the surrounding traditional neighborhood of Alfama. Marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Edward the VII Park and see the most beautiful squares and avenues, like the Restauradores, Rossio and Avenida da Liberdade. Cross the 25th April Bridge, and visit the King Christ Statue on the opposite side of the Tejo River. 🍽️🕘Lunch Time 13h00 Suggestion: Chiado "ON YOUR OWNw (until afternoon 18h00) Chiado is not too big and it is easy to walk around. Churches, museums, theaters, and panoramic viewpoints are the main attractions of this historical neighborhood. You can enjoy some shopping at one of the many shops and malls in the area. -

Lisbon Cruise Port - Jardim do Tabaco Quay

Day 8
(cont. Day 7) 🚢 Get ready to another unique experience designed just for you... Embark on an unforgettable evening boat cruise along the river and experience the best views of Lisbon's sights in the Portuguese evening sun. Climb aboard a pleasurable sunset cruise and enjoy time on the water. 📸 River Sunset Cruise with Welcome Drink Duration 2 hours Meeting Point @ 18h00 Duration: 1.5hours ➡️ Highlights Experience the Portuguese evening sun on a boat cruise with background music Admire fascinating sights during sunset Sip on a refreshing welcome drink while cruising the tranquil waters Relax on the water with the Portuguese evening sun and background music * includes welcome drink ****** Dinner at a rooftop

Humberto Delgado Airport

Day 8
Day 8 Have your breakfast at the hotel check out and your tour guide will take you to Lisbon international airport for an easy flight to the Algarve. Farewell to Lisbon and welcome to paradise! Arrive at the Faro international airport where our local hosts will be welcoming you exceptional ✈️ Flight to Faro/Algarve 🕘 8.00h Duration: aprox. 40m ➡️ Arrive in Algarve and then have a walking tour through the Historical Alvor Center and then head toPortimao a beautiful and a cozy city in the Algarve - my home town :) Then in the afternoon get ready for a walking tour of Portimão and a taxi boat to the beautiful village of Ferragudo. ➡️ Enjoy a very local Algarvian cuisine in Ferragudo.


Day 8-11
(cont. Day 8) 📸Portimão: Benagil Caves Cruise with Dolphin Watching Meeting point 🕘 16.00h Duration: aprox. 2h ➡️ Amust watch: Discover the Benagil Caves on a guided cruise from Portimão. Learn about the area's sea creatures from a marine biologist, see dolphins frolicking in the water, and visit remote caves. ➡️ Highlights Breathe in the fresh salty air of the ocean as you cruise along the coast Laugh at the playful dolphins' antics as they swim around and under the boat Venture inside the hidden Benagil sea caves and see stunning rock formations Swim in the refreshing, clear water at one of Algarve's beautiful beaches Learn about the area's many sea creatures and geology from a marine biologist After the boat ride, get a back to your hotel and het ready for dinner party :) Let´s take a taxi boat to the beautiful village of Ferragudo. ➡️ Enjoy a very local Algarvia Cataplana in Ferragudo village, Meeting point 🕘 19.00h- Marina Taxi boat - duration: 10m Return to hotel: 23h00

Quinta do Francês Winery

Day 11
Day 9 📸Local Winery and Vineyard experince - private tour 🕘 9h00 @ Meeting Point The Tour will take 20 to 30 minutes + the tasting time (takes 1 hour with tapas), and ➡️ Includes: The presentation of the winery and vineyard. Visit to the winery vats and wine process explanation. Visit to the basement and the oak barrels area. Tasting of 3 wines.

Castelo de Silves

Day 11
(cont. Day 9) 📸 Private Tour: Half-day tour to Silves and Monchique 🕘 14h30 @ Meeting Point Duration: 4hrs ➡️ Highlights Discover the Moorish influences with a visit to the city of Silves and its castle, from the XIcentury, one of the Moorish fortifications in the Algarve. Excursion also has a pleasant visit to Caldas de Monchique, famous for its waters and wonderful landscapes. You will have the change the climb to the highest point in the Algarve, Foia de Monchique with its 902 m altitude and a complete view of the Algarve. **** Return to hotel by private Van Dinner at Alvor village


Day 11
(cont. Day 9) 📸 Dinner "Cataplana & Clams Experience"@picturesque Alvor village 🕘 19h30 @ Meeting Point ➡️ Despite being referred to as a civil parish or freguesia in Portuguese. Its infrastructure and facilities are comparable to some of the nearby bigger towns. That combined with amazing beaches, and a great variety of bars and restaurants, give Alvor a unique setting. With the charms of a traditional Algarve village, but liveliness of a resort town, Alvor attracts thousands of visitors and seasonal residents every year. 🍽️🍷About Alagarve Cataplana The word “cataplana” refers not only to the shell-shaped copper kitchen utensil but also to the delicious dishes that are made in it. The utensil consists of two concave halves joined by a hinge and two side clasps that seal the ingredients inside, ensuring that all the flavours and aromas are retained and blend together in a way that no other kitchen utensil can match. Emmerge in a unique "taste" of portuguse seafood. The food is cooked by slowly steaming in the airtight cataplana over a low heat. This method of cooking gives the food a unique and characteristic flavour that you will want to enjoy again and again. Originally made from copper, there are cataplanas on the market today that can be used on modern induction or glass-ceramic hobs.

Portimão market

Day 11
Day10 This is going to be your last day...we´ve planned an ansowe day! 📸 Algarvian Style Fish BBQ Class 🕘9h00 am at the Market: Choosing the right fish ➡️ We will meet at Portimao Municipal Fish Market. Supply of fish varies hugely, so we work with the best available on the day of the class. We always aim to cook something from all these categories: A larger fish, such as sea bass Oily fish, such as mackerel A cephalopod, like squid A “meaty” fish such as redfish ''Cantarilho'' ➡️ 11 am to 1 pm - A BBQ class We start with a quick snack, then light the barbecues. Whilst the barbecues come up to temperature Jose' our partner will introduce you to the Algarvian culture of grilling fish and its special home-made sauces. ➡️ 1 to 3 pm - Cook Eat Repeat The format is instructive, relaxed and fun. On this course, you’ll get a chance to delve into a world of flavour and learn valuable new skills, such as lighting and cooking methods *********** Last afternoon - your choice (Lagos, Sagres, Ponta da Piedade=TBD Farewell dinner party TBD

Faro Airport

Day 11
Day 11 - last day Enjoy your breakfast and get ready to say goodbye :( Tranfer from Hotel to Airport- early morning ********* Dear friends, It´s never easy to say goodbye. It´s been a pleasure being your travel buddy - such a long journey with such a great moments and unique experineces as promised that I´ll never forget. I like the feeling of finding it difficult to say goodbye to someone because it only means that I have found a true friends. Bon voyage; though the miles may come between us, you'll never be far from my heart. All the best and take care. Keep in touch Um abraço bem apertado, obrigado por tudo. Bruno 💓💓 ************ "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. — Unknown"
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